Taylor's Double-Double Paces Eagles in Win Over UC-Clermont
WILMORE, Ky. - Savannah Taylor got the starting nod for the second game in a row and provided big dividends for the Eagles as she posted her first career double-double. She collected 10 rebounds and 11 points in 24 minutes.
All five starters hit double-figures for the second game in a row for the Eagles (8-3) as they cruised to the 88-67 win over the University of Cincinnati Clermont (7-6). Kylee Gorby led the way in scoring with 17.
It didn't take the Eagles long to get a lead and hold it. The Eagles went up 23-0 through 6:05 play with a variety of accuracy and stiffling defense. Gorby scored the first six points, then Taylor chipped in the next four as the Eagles seemingly couldn't be stopped.
A timeout from the Cougars and a complete substitution off the bench turned the tables on the Eagles for the next five minutes. The Cougars went on their own 11 point run to close the gap to 12.
But the Cougars wouldn't get much closer down the stretch. A layup from Catie Fletcher (7 points) was the last bucket of the first half and sent the Eagles into the break up 11 at 39-28.
The Eagles returned to their dominant ways in the second half, building their lead to as much as 26 at 85-59 with a bucket from downtown off the hand of Fletcher with 2:37 left to play. Asbury and UC-Clermont traded buckets through the remaining time to get to the score of 88-67.
The Eagles shot 41.4% from the floor on the game but struggled from the charity stripe as they hit just 23 of their 35 attempts. A big stat for Asbury was their 17 points off UCC turnovers compared to just five in the other direction.
The Eagles bench also put up 25 points compared to the Cougars' six.
The Eagles will have one more game prior to their trip to Haiti and Christmas recess. They take on Midway College on Friday Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. here in the Luce Center.
As a helper for the women's basketball team on their trip to Haiti they are asking for peanut butter donations to take with them on their trip. Donations can be made in the athletics office or at the entrance for the next game.
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